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Unemployment Declines Slightly On South And Central Coasts

Unemployment across the South and Central Coasts has slightly declined.

The California Employment Development Department is reporting that Ventura County’s jobless rate fell 0.1% from 4% in June to 3.9% in July. In Santa Barbara County, the percentage of those unemployed also dropped 0.1% to 3.8% last month. And, the unemployment rate in San Luis Obispo County was 3.1% in July, down from 3.2% a month earlier.

California’s jobless rate of 4.2% remained steady during that time – holding a record low level for the fourth straight month in a series dating back to 1976.